Tribute: Nick Ashford and Jerry Lieber

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm

We mourn the passing of two greats who contributed to the soundtrack of our lives.  Nick Ashford, with his partner Valerie Simpson, wrote some of Motown’s most romantic and best-loved hits, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need to Get By,” and “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing.”

Here he is with Simpson, with their own hit song, “Solid as a Rock:”

Jerry Lieber was the lyricist for 1950’s hits like “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Love Potion Number 9,” “Yakety Yak,” and these two classics:

Here he and his writing partner Mike Stoller appear on “What’s My Line.”

May their memories be a blessing and their music live on forever.

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